Mesa County Public Health has issued a no burn advisory.  No open burning is allowed Friday (10/4) from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. due to adverse weather conditions.

The National Weather Service forecast calls for wind gusts between 20-30 miles per hour (mph) and gusts up to 50 mph making conditions unsafe for burning.

Instead of burning, consider these alternatives:

  • Take yard waste to the Mesa County Organic Materials composting facility at Mesa County Solid Waste, 3071 U.S. Hwy. 50. The facility accepts material for composting at no charge and is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. For more information, call (970) 263-9319.
  • Compost leaves and grass clippings yourself. This can improve water retention in your yard or garden.
  • Rent or borrow a wood chipper for your tree and shrub trimmings. Chipped branches can also be good mulch.

For information on current air quality conditions and to learn if it’s OK to burn, visit the air quality page on our website.